of good humour
and common breeding.
Forgiving more than trespassing
more flagrant in wisdom than in pain
self knowledge that aspires
to erase the self.
yet full with time
for prudes and, worse, hypocrites
A lightness of touch
with strength to grasp
understanding mingled with clarity
know not more than you can teach.
Be naked before me
no veilings of your native will
know your soul as I will
and you will be my friend.
1/21/03 - 5:05 AM